New ebooks – December 2017


Despite being a short, LMS-free month, librarians across the University have continued to buy ebooks through December. Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection this month. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

AMES1   AMES2  AMES3  Comp1  Comp2  Educ1  Educ2  Educ3   Educ4  Eng1  Eng2    Eng3    Eng4  Gen1  Geog1  Hist1  Matsci1  Matsci2  Med1  Med2  POLIS1  POLIS2  POLIS3  POLIS4  Psych1   Soc1  Study1  Study2

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New books purchased May-October 2017

These books were purchased earlier this year and are now available in the Chemistry Library at the shelfmarks given. They are all present on the online library catalogue, iDiscover.

If you are a member of the Department of Chemistry (this includes undergraduates studying chemistry) and would like to recommend a book (or any other resource) for purchase please visit our Recommend a book or other resource website for guidance.

ALLEN: Computer simulation of liquids. 2nd Ed. OUP, 2017. QC145.2 .A45 2017 (open shelf and Blue Book collection copies)
ATKINS: Elements of physical chemistry. 7th Ed. OUP, 2017. QD453 .A85 2017 (Blue Book collection)
BERGER: 200 and More NMR Experiments. Wiley-VCH, 2004. QD96 .N8.B47 2004 (open shelf)
BERNATH: Spectra of atoms and molecules. 3rd Ed. OUP, 2016. QC154.A8 .B47 2016 (Blue Book collection)
CALLADINE: Understanding DNA: the molecule and how it works. 3rd Ed. Academic Press, 2004. QP624 .C35 2004 (Blue Book collection)
CAREY: Organic chemistry. 10th Ed. McGraw-Hill, 2017. QD251 .C37 2017. (Blue Book collection)
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. 98th Ed. CRC Press, 2017. QD65 .C73 2017 (Reference collection, also available online)
DEMTRODER: Laser spectroscopy 1: basic principles. 5th Ed. Springer, 2014. QC454.L3 .D46 2014 (Blue Book collection)
DILL: Molecular driving forces: statistical thermodynamics in chemistry and biology. 2nd Ed. Garland Science, 2011. QC311.5 .D55 2011 (Blue Book collection)
FIELD: Organic structures from spectra. 5th Ed. Wiley, 2013. QD272.S6 .F54 2013 (Blue Book collection)
FIELD: Organic Structures from 2D NMR Spectra. Wiley, 2015. QD96 .N8.F54 2015 (open shelf)
FIELD: Instructor’s Guide and Solutions Manual to Organic Structures from 2D NMR Spectra. Wiley, 2015. QD96 .N8.F54 2015 (open shelf)
HAMMOND: Basics of crystallography and diffraction. 4th Ed. OUP, 2015. QD905.2 .H36 2015 (Blue Book collection, also available online)
HERMANSON: Bioconjugate techniques. 3rd Ed. Academic Press, 2013. QP517.B49 .H47 2013 (Blue Book collection)
HOUGHTON: Global warming: the complete briefing. 5th Ed. CUP, 2015. QC981.8.G56 .H68 2015 (open shelf and Blue Book collection copies)
JAMES: An Introduction to Statistical Learning. Springer, 2013. QA276 .J36 2013 (open shelf)
JENSEN: Introduction to computational chemistry. 3rd Ed. Wiley, 2017. QD455.3.E4 .J46 2017 (Blue Book collection)
KEELER: Understanding NMR spectroscopy. 2nd Ed. Wiley, 2010. QD96.N8 .K44 2010 (Blue Book collection)
KOLASINSKI: Surface science: foundations of catalysis and nanoscience. 3rd Ed. Wiley, 2012. QD506 .K65 2012 (Blue Book collection)
LESK: Introduction to bioinformatics. 4th Ed. OUP, 2014. QH507 .L47 2014 (Blue Book collection)
MACZEK: Statistical thermodynamics. 2nd Ed. OUP, 2017. QD504 .M33 2017 (Blue Book collection)
MCMURRY: Organic chemistry. 9th Ed. Cengage Learning, 2016. QD251.M36 2016 (Blue Book collection)
MCMURRY: Organic chemistry of biological pathways. 2nd Ed. Roberts & Co., 2016. QP550 .M36 2016 (Blue Book collection)
MURPHY: Machine Learning. MIT Press, 2012. Q325 .M87 2012 (open shelf, and available online)
QIAO: Electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide. CRC Press, 2016. QD553 .E44 2016 (open shelf)
ROSEN: Surfactants and interfacial phenomena. 4th Ed. Wiley, 2012. TP994 .R67 2012 (Blue Book collection)
SETHNA: Statistical mechanics: entropy, order parameters, and complexity. OUP, 2006. QC174.8 .S48 2006 (Blue Book collection)
SILVERMAN: Organic chemistry of drug design and drug action. 3rd Ed. Elsevier, 2014. RS403 .S55 2014 (Blue Book collection)
SILVERMAN: Organic chemistry of enzyme-catalyzed reactions. Rev. Ed. Academic Press, 2002. QP601 .S55 2002 (Blue Book collection)
SMART: Solid state chemistry: an introduction. 4th Ed. CRC Press, 2013. QD478 .S63 2012 (Blue Book collection, also available online)
SOLOMONS: Organic chemistry: international student version. 12th Ed. Wiley, 2016. QD251 .S65 2014 (Blue Book collection)
VINCENT: Modern batteries. 2nd Ed. Arnold, 1997. TK2901 .V56 1997 (Blue Book collection)
WOODRUFF: Modern techniques of surface science. 3rd Ed. CUP, 2016. QC173.4.S94 .W66 2016 (Blue Book collection)

British Standards Online (BSOL)

We hope you find this resource useful!


The University of Cambridge now has on campus access only to the British Standards Online (BSOL) resource at the following URL

Shibboleth access is to be implemented by the British Standards Institute for off campus authentication in the second or third quarter of 2018.  We are working on providing access via EZproxy in the interim.

Access is available via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z here

And records for the standards in BSOL will soon be available in iDiscover and updated weekly.  NB only on campus users will be able to link through to the standards from iDiscover records.

BSOL is an online library of over 90,000 internationally recognized standards with application to a wide range of subjects, from environmental management to IT security, from construction to food safety.

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Check out this great new service!


The University Information Service (UIS) has made available to members of the University of Cambridge. You can sign up with the UIS to be part of our organisational account to is a free to use service where you can create a link to the version of a web page from which you obtained information and ensure URLs listed in your citations do not lead to broken links and missing pages.

“, developed by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, is a caching solution to be used by authors and journal editors in order to integrate the preservation of cited material with the act of citation. Upon direction from a paper author or editor, Perma will retrieve and save the contents of a webpage, and return a permanent link. When the work is published, the author can include that permanent citation in addition to a citation to the…

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Try a Raspberry Pi in the Chemistry Library!


The Chemistry Library has made two Raspberry Pis available for researchers from the Department of Chemistry to use (in the Library only) on a ‘try before you buy’ basis. They are intended to provide inspiration and ideas for researchers on how they can use Raspberry Pis in their research projects.

Raspberry Pis are low-cost, high-performance computers that people use to learn and solve problems and have fun, as well as doing some serious research, with!

We welcome you to experiment with the Raspberry Pis and to share your knowledge and expertise on a wiki that we have created here:

The wiki provides instructions on how to set up and use the Pis in the library, examples of research projects that have used them, and information on the modules we have available (Gertbot Robotics Board, Sense HAT, and Camera modules so far). We welcome new project ideas and recommendations for additional modules.

You can edit the wiki by logging in with your Admitto password (currently researchers at the Department of Chemistry only, we might be able to consider allowing Chemistry undergraduate students to use them later on).

Alongside the Pis themselves we have a small selection of books and guides to help provide ideas for research projects and get you started. Please let us know of any other resources you think it would be useful to provide.

There is specific guidance on how to reserve and use the Pis in the library on the wiki and on posters next to them. Please follow this guidance.

Please experiment and contribute to the wiki!


Explore our medical ebooks

A couple of these new titles are of relevance to chemists.



Are you a busy medical student studying at the University of Cambridge?

Did you know about the ebooks the library has been buying for you? Many of them are the latest editions of key titles. Check out a selection below. These and hundreds more medical titles are searchable in iDiscover.

Really new additions to our ebooks collection

roitts          clinical dermatology

pediatric         drug

Pretty new ebook titles in our collection

berne                obstetrics

global health          abc

Older but still crucial…

Principles neural        Untitled-1

larsen's         palliative

If you would like to recommend medical titles for ebook purchasing please email the ebooks@cambridge team on or contact staff in the Medical Library.

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Connect your ORCID to your Symplectic Elements profile between Monday 16 October and Thursday 26 October for a chance to win a £150 Heffers voucher!


As part of Open Access Week 2017, any University of Cambridge member with a Symplectic Elements profile can enter this competition.

An ORCID is a unique identifier for researchers (disambiguating Jane Smith from Jane Smith) and meaning that if researchers change their names, their work remains linked together. It is simple and quick to get an ORCID, find out more and register quickly and easily for one here.

Symplectic Elements is an internal University system that collects information about your publications (amongst other things). You can login directly to Symplectic here.

The competition website includes a quick video tutorial on how to link your ORCID with Symplectic, but you can also see step-by-step instructions on the Research Information Moodle site (click on the ‘Enrol’ button if you are not already enrolled).

The winner of the prize draw will be announced on Friday 27 October 2017. Good luck!